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Alanna O’Broin & Stephen Palmer

A review of the sport psychology literature was conducted, using knowledge and research from this allied profession to make a comparison with coaching psychology and highlight specific parallels and differences potentially useful in progressing discussion, research and practice relevant to coaching outcome in both professions. Common areas of performance psychology, positive psychology and several aspects of the respective relationships are explored. Important areas of difference and their significance are examined. It is suggested that both professions can potentially benefit from progressing such discussion and research strategies.

Keywords: coaching psychology, sport psychology, literature review, positive psychology, performance psychology, coach-athlete relationship, coach-client relationship.

Full article: Volume 2, Issue 3 pages 17 - 23


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